© Miri WTPOTUS December 4, 2012
Some news of the day, for your reading enjoyment:
First some disappointing but not unexpected news. Boehner purges fiscal conservatives from key committees: [emphasis added to quotes]
Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee.
Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for conservatism. “It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return,” Huelskamp said in a Monday night statement. “The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions. This is clearly a vindictive move, and a sure sign that the GOP Establishment cannot handle disagreement.”
I heard someone this morning on the Jamie Allman radio show say that Tea Party II will dwarf Tea Party I. We shall see. When will they ever learn?
The columnist quoted by Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football has done it again. This time, he compares the NRA to the KKK; but he doesn’t know his history. Typical leftist! Some interesting history for you:
This will give you an idea of how gun control laws worked. Following the firebombing of his house in 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was, among other things, a Christian minister, applied for a gun permit, but the Alabama authorities found him unsuitable. A decade later, he won a Nobel Peace Prize.
How’s that “may issue” gun permit policy working for you?
The NRA opposed these discretionary gun permit laws and proceeded to grant NRA charters to blacks who sought to defend themselves from Klan violence — including the great civil rights hero Robert F. Williams.
A World War II Marine veteran, Williams returned home to Monroe, N.C., to find the Klan riding high — beating, lynching and murdering blacks at will. No one would join the NAACP for fear of Klan reprisals. Williams became president of the local chapter and increased membership from six to more than 200.
But it was not until he got a charter from the NRA in 1957 and founded the Black Armed Guard that the Klan got their comeuppance in Monroe.
I’ll take this opportunity to remind everyone of these facts: Abraham Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN. The REPUBLICAN party is responsible for passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The original House version got 80% GOP support, the Senate version got 82% and the final vote in the House was 82% of Republicans in support. On the other hand, Congressional Democrats never saw higher than 69% of its membership in support of civil rights for blacks.
And who one of the leading voices in favor of passage? It was Illinois Senator Edward Dirksen, a Republican. Who was a leading voice opposing civil rights? Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia …
If it were up to Democrats in 1964 the Civil Rights Act would never have passed.
Inconvenient truths as well as convenient deaths. There’s a new book out about the Vince Foster “suicide”. Gateway Pundit has an interesting take on it:
Before Hillary Clinton and the Obama-Clinton regime blamed the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans on a YouTube video, the Clinton White House blamed the death of Vince Foster on the Wall Street Journal.
On July 20, 1993, Vince Foster, President Bill Clinton’s childhood friend and Hillary Clinton’s closest White House confidante, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head in Fort Marcy Park, McLean, Virginia. His shocking and untimely passing was the highest ranking government official’s death since President John Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
Foster’s mysterious death sparked a firestorm of controversy that engulfed the nation. Was it murder or suicide? The charges leveled against Hillary and Bill Clinton were serious: Foster knew too much.
Salon magazine actually blamed Jerry Falwell for the WSJ editorials–the same editorials that Clinton blamed for Foster’s death! There’s a long history of conveniently dead people in the past few Democrat regimes.
Is THIS a good idea?
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is setting up a program to train foreign students to fly unmanned aircraft.
UND’s Unmanned Aircraft program director, Al Palmer, said the university is buying three flight simulators, which can teach pilots to fly aircraft such as the Predator, for an Air Force research project. The university plans to use the equipment to attract international students. …
[A]ny training program that includes international students must be approved by the State Department, a process that takes several months. …
“United Arab Emirates was the first to purchase the export version of the Predator, and I suspect there will be other countries that will take a look at using those devices as well,” [Program Director Al Palmer] said. “They’ll be looking for organizations for training and, of course, we would like to provide that training.”
Palmer planned to attend an unmanned aircraft conference in Abu Dahbi later this month to gauge interest in the training program.
Have you read about this incident? An IED set off by an “Iraqi refugee” at a Social Security Office in Arizona! The following was published two hours ago. The incident happened four days ago.
A man charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a Social Security Administration office in Arizona had researched how to construct a particular explosive that authorities say has been used in terrorist bomb plots, according to a criminal complaint.
Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, 47, was charged in federal court with maliciously damaging federal property by means of explosives and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared in a Phoenix courtroom Monday but didn’t enter a plea. He is set to appear again on Wednesday. …
Authorities said no employees were in the building at the time, no one was injured, and the damage wasn’t extensive.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives initially opened an investigation but soon gave the case to the FBI.
Chances are, you didn’t hear about that story. I didn’t until media watchers began to notice the story being buried, along with certain facts. From a story published yesterday:
The major mainstream media outlets continue to ignore whatever doesn’t contribute to the agenda actively promoted by our so-called leaders. Thus far, only local media in Arizona have reported the name of the man arrested. …
While the little town of Casa Grande and the nearby Phoenix area are talking about the incident, virtually no one else is. In fact, the only reason I was following the story is because I’m presently in the area and saw the initial reports on the explosion and continued to look into it .
Within 90 minutes of the explosion, police had a suspect in custody. But you wouldn’t know it from reading the establishment media reports this past weekend. One reason might be that the suspect is 47-year-old Abdullatif Aldosary of Coolidge, AZ, an Iraqi refugee.
Undetermined as yet whether Aldosary is Muslim. Wanna make a guess?
So there’s some news that caught my eye today. What’s happening in your neck of the woods?